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suspect is. also ahead the future of our food, wait until you see how some americans are shake up their eating habits in a big way. are you on the bandwagon yet? and on a mission for money, the newest frontier in mining one of the most precious and pricey metals on earth. good morning, everyone, i'm randy kaye, it's 8:00 in the east, 5:00 a.m. in the west. we start with a standoff near seattle. a man accused of murdering his wife and daughter, now holed up in a home made underground bunker. it's believed that he is well armed and that the bunker is well stocked so police are being cautious and patient. >> it doesn't matter how long it
takes, if this takes a day, a month, a week, we're going to wait it out. it took some time to find it. and in fact our tactical team smelled the wood smoke before they actually saw it. >> the house had been set on fire, keller hasn't been seen since. . there is a man hunt underway in denver. police are looking for two suspects after a violent robbery tuesday night. t they fired a couple shots at customers in the store before leaving. none of the customers was hurt. police say the pair may be responsible for a string of recent robberies. next week marks the one-year anniversary since the killing of al qaeda leader osama bin laden and key experts say that al qaeda is in survival mode
instead of attack mode. they also say there are no known credible threats connected to the bin laden anniversary. a new campaign ad talks about the bin laden operation. he's accusing the president of shamelessly trying to score political points. here's the ad. >> he had to decide, you hire the president to make the calls when no one else can do it. >> to that mccain says shame on barack obama for diminishing the memory of 9/11 and the killing of osama bin laden by turning it into a political ad. a dolphin is in the -- rescue crews are trying to lure it back out to open water.
say it isn't show, some people could see heavy rains, even snow today, maybe it's you, maybe not, so let's find out more from reynolds wolf. >> we have a great day weatherwise, a lot of sunshine around the country, some in the northeast, some in the southeast. some people are going to be seeing the rain and the snow, some places the heaviest could be in the ohio valley, parts of the southern plains and the northern rockies, some snow in locations up to a foot. that's the latest we have got for you, so much more straight ahead, let's send it back to you. food safety is in focus this morning, we're looking at inspections and whether they are really working. plus a case of mad cow in california, is it something you need to be worried about next time you go to the grocery store? we will follow the food chain next. [ male announcer ] while others are content to imitate, we'll continue to innovate.
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following the food chain, we are focusing on food and food safety this week. one issue is how animals are fed. cnn's brian todd has more. >> reporter: in the wake of the discovery of four cases of mad cow disease in the u.s.--how does he know for sure? >> we know because of taking out of the food supply those parts of the animal that could potentially cause mad cow disease in humans. >> reporter: they make sure the nervous system material of the cow, the brain and the spinal columns don't get into the food system, those are the parts that can transfer the agents in a cow's body that carry the disease. that's prevented potential
transmission of mad cow disease. but the government does allow dead cows to be -- experts say that chicken excreement has special value, so sometime's that's ground up and fed to cows. should the u.s. government ban cow feet from being given to chickens? >> we think so, because if we didn't allow the cow parts to be in any animal need, it would lower the -- >> reporter: but you don't need to worry about getting mad cow from a chicken. the agent that-we asked dr. richard raymond who oversaw safety in the meat industry, why take chances? there's still a slim chance that infected proteins could make
their way through the pop like and back to cows. >> i do not believe pulli ining poultry litter off the market. there is not a risk in poultry feed. >> reporter: so far the safeguards have been effective. only 29 cases were reported last year? and the agriculture department says in this case the animal tested positive for a very rare form of the disease not generally associated with an animal consuming infected feed. but we asked why the government doesn't ban the feed from dead cows from being used to feed chickens, we didn't hear back.
the u.s. is still investigating how the cows got the disease. >> a lot to think about of course, joining me now is will houston, director of public health. dr. houston, good morning to you. did the safety system really work in this case, do you think? >> i think it's working. >> you're proud of it? >> i'm proud of it. >> we put in place for the government put in place this series of protections on the animal feed and then again on the harvesting of meat for the consumer. so it prevents the transmission from cow to cow and it also prevents the parts of the car that accumulate the agent from being fed to people or entering our food supply. that's good news. >> do you know how this cow got mad cow disease? >> they released a little more from this investigation.
it turns out that this cow is very old, ten years of able or more. and we know that this particular type of bse is a rare occurrence in older animals. so it looks like it's an unfortunate natural disease of an old cow. >> you don't think under any circumstances that this was just a lucky catch, because this wasibili wasibility -- wasn't even a cow that they were actually testing? >> the system that was designed tests 40,000 cows each year and the idea is to detect any kind of -- it picks up -- it has picked up a rare disease. >> and so for anybody who's watching, is it safe for me to go out and eat meat or maybe even drink the milk.
so is there a dangerous from the milk infected from a mad cow if someone were to come in contact with that? >> there's no danger in the milk. there's been a whole bunch of studies in great britain where they tested for that bse. the bse agent does not appear to be spread by milk. >> we have seen of course plenty of salmonella and e. coli. >> they're very different things. the cattle, we focused on the harvesting of the cattle, we do these surveillance programs that control the feed ban, we talked about for bse? in produce, there's a process of harvesting and washing and
packaging and delivering, and that's a complicated process. the key is, produce, any raw food has a potential level of contamination, so it really encourages or it depends on the consumer assuming some soft responsibility for the handling of those raw materials. >> so your advice to anybody watching, are there any foods that you think we should avoid? >> i'm sorry, i'm losing you. >> are there any foods that you say we should avoid? >> i think we need to be very, very careful with raw foods, whether it's raw milk, raw shell fish, raw vegetables, all those foods could be contaminated. so personally, i prefer not to drink unpasteurized milk and i take very great care when i
handle raw vegetables and things like that. so it's the raw foods that are the greatest risk. >> will houston, thank you very much. >> you're very welcome. and we have got much more on our focus on food coming up. next hour, i'll be talking to the all star chef hughed a k ee i'll talk with the terror of a controversial new children's book. vegan is love, a book meant to keep kids meat free. so you have heard of facebook, twitter and instagram, what about pinterest. jimmy kimmel is leaving his studio and heading for washington, d.c., only for one night, we'll tell you why. [ monica ] i'm away on a movie shoot
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kelly is accused of being one of the teachers who accused -- some of that -- >> you looked at the sculpture, do you see any books in the library or you just looked at sculptures? >> the cherry hill, new jersey school district say none of the teachers work for them anymore. >> the point today is not to attack the father of the student. i started the conference off by saying we respect hissed a voi cassey. the comments that he is saying my client made are simply inaccurate. >> time to go, i spoke with steward who says that kelly
altneberg wasn't even in the room when that episode took place. >> my son was reading, he innocently put his finger in the nose, he was yelled at by the aid, and then she said it was gross and he was basically humiliated in front of the whole class. >> this comes from just one day when his son was in the classroom. he made the tape after teachers claim his son was hitting him. it's the place where -- comedian and event host jimmy kimmel with the task of keeping everyone entertained with lots of pressure. >> obviously the secret service is something we won't talk about, but i'm not necessarily going to do 30 jokes about it. we'll probably stop at that point.
i've never been in the white house before, but it's really very cool. >> tune in to cnn we'll have live coverage of the dinner starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. time for another check of the weather from our friend reynolds wolf. >> we're seeing a hodgepodge of weather, some places could be sunny, other places just the opposite. we're seeing some scattered showers this morning from spots like green bay back over to milwaukee, even chicago, then when you head to rochester and minnesota, some scattered showers. even some snow popping over towards aberdeen. where you're going to see a mission of rain and even mixed in with that, you're going to see a little bit of snow showers activity. some locations above 4,000 feet could see up to a foot of snowfall. but the two pockets of rough
weather we're going to be see i ing -- the ohio valley and across portions of the southeast places begin to heat up and the atmosphere becomes increasingly unstable. places like dallas, even oklahoma city and places like it? and maybe even into northern kentucky. in terms of your nice weather, you're going to have it in the northeast and the southwest. high temperatures will rise to 69 degrees, 65 in portland, 62 in denver, 71 in kansas city, 86 in dallas, but if we have the rain in places like north texas, i would expect those temperatures to cool off quickly. your delays, do we have them? are we expecting them? the rain and wind, minneapolis, cleveland and atlanta could see some backups up to an hour.
in miami, the delays are a little bit more than an hour. that's your forecast, randy back to you. so facebook who? up next, 2012's hottest new social media app, mario armstrong and i, we're going to test this thing out and see if it lives up to all the hype. mario, i see you're getting ready there, we'll be back in just a moment. i've never slept better. ho
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joining me now. i love having you here. >> i'm not a hollow gram. >> he's never here in studio with us. this is so nice. >> you got me started on pinterest yesterday. for those at home who are not familiar with it, how does it work. >> you're sharing your life through images, are posting images of things you love. i'll pull-up my account and show you all you need to do to add a pin, and pins are photos, or you can add it from the web, from the computer or right from your cell phone. so you have your own bulletin board. >> favorite places, i'm a vegan,
so i like this cafe, maybe other people would like this cafe. >> here it is. nothing quite yet. >> we could do something here behind the scenes, but i did put a picture of my cat up. you just post whatever you like. but why sign up? there's facebook, there's twitter, there's all these other things. >> because facebook is a community, they have photos, they have texts. >> his name is browser. >> a techie cat, i like this. good thing you don't have a firefox running around on your browser. that's a techie joke for those of you who didn't follow. >> twitter is about text. you can send images, you can send text. ann romney is using this as well. very clever to learn more about her, what are her family photos,
what are her favorite recipes. even companies are starting to understand. oscar de la renta did one for their bridle show. you can see what people are saying, what they're commenting on, what they like, what they don't like. it's a different way to tell a story about who ryou are. if you're going on a job interview or something, you could look at their pinterest. >> you comment on photos. >> how do you know who to follow? >> it's all based on your interests. so you say, you know what? i like recipes or i like food or places to travel. once you start to use the service, you start to find other people who are pinning things that you like. you say you know what? i like those things, so you upload a new photo or a new pin,
it will show up on mine. >> do you have privacy settings like facebook? >> no, this is very public right now. it doesn't have the same security settings. there might be some new features for this. so it's all public. >> i'm in my settings page right now. if you do -- >> it took us like two minutes yesterday. >> i would suggest at the very bottom, see where it says hide your pinterest from search engines. so you turn that off. i did turn that on for you. that's one of the first thing i did to make sure. but the bottom line is, if you're going to use pinterest, it's public. a friend of mine said, i like the idea of using this, but i don't want everything out in
public. >> when i got a board going on pinterest. it turns out that a lot more women are hooked than men. >> and that doesn't surprise me, i'm going back to your cat. that doesn't surprise me at all. because the thing is, look, women are very tech savvy, they're on to technology, they're using it early or not. there's a misnomer out there that women aren't very techie. but they are very techie. this is a visual way of telling the story. >> so we got them beat. any last word of advice. look at you. all right, mario, great. i love that you're here, you should come every weekend. >> we'll work on that right away. only if the viewers like that.
>> don't go too far because you're going to be back in an hour or so. we're going to talk about some really cool spy gadgets, some tools that parents are using to track their kids down. >> well, we'll get to that later on, in about an hour or so. and be sure to join us every saturday at this time as mario gives us the skoocoop on the lat technology. >> finding pet friendly destinations can be a challenge. we have one solution next.
welcome back, everyone, i'm randy kay, let's get you caught up. the secret service has issued new conduct rules following the prosecution scandal in columbia. agents on assignment cannot drink alcohol or bring people back to their hotel rooms. arthurhuntington had a dispute with a prostitute over pay. a 35-year-old philadelphia man went on a missing children's website and get this, he recognized himself in an age progression image. steve cart's mother apparently took him from his father and left him in an orphanage.
>> he was convinced that my mother had taken me and raised me somewhere else and one of his first questions to me was, where's your mother? i said that's a fantastic question, i have the same one for you. >> carter hopes to meet with his dad in person this year. the stage is set for another showdown in washington. this time it's over cyber security and a controversial bill passed this week in the house. the bill which got 248 votes and bipartisan support allows the government and private companies to share information with one another. critics including the white house say it doesn't go far enough to protect people's privacy. britain's prince william and katherine will celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary tomorrow. millions of people watched the couple tie the north. and her sister, pippa middleton
has made headlines. in mexico, a towering volcano is coming to life. it's second highest peak is spewing gas, and steam into the area. authorities who are keeping watch on this say there are no plans to evacuate anyone for now. planning a trip with your family can be time consuming, especially if you're looking for places to stay that allow pets. jamie reports for this week's travel insider. >> i'm jamie, my husband and i, we live in atlanta, georgia and we have been looking for some pet friendly vacations good for "rambo."
if y if you're looking for preside president -- pet friendly -- we booked a condo instead of a hotel for a low rate. if you bring fido, it could cost more. if you want your pet on the beach, your pup can only be on the beach leashed before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. if you think planning a dog vacation is hard, think again. there are also pet friendly restaurants, we found a few in hilton head that offer a dog menu. if you travel with your pet, you don't have to find someone to watch him. and hilton head made it easy to enjoy a weekend away for the whole family.
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my vision is a little fuzzy and there's a feeling in my stomach area, it's kind of like warming. >> can you imagine? and drinking it is extremely dangerous of course. in fact emergency rooms around the country are seeing more people hospitalized because of this. why are so many teens drinking hand sanitizer and then bragging about it. >> who would have thought that kids would be doing this, it seems so disgusting, because it's hands sanitizer. you think two ounces of hand n sanitiz sanitizer, has -- some people have figured out to separate the gel from the alcohol and they're
very creative about it. >> it's gaining in popularity, how many kids are we talking about? >> we know that the poison control center folks say nationally, they got 465 calls last year from kids who had gotten too drunk, from kids that are actually sick from doing it. so you assume more kids are doing it and didn't call the poison control center. the ones that called the poison control center, they ended up being fine. but you do have kids that got really seriously ill. alcohol poisoning can kill you. this is the time to take hand sanitizer off the counter. a former edwards aid says he was scared for his life and intimidated by the former presidential candidate and his
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own little town ♪ ♪ yeah the world >> welcome back to cnn saturday morning. prosecutors in the john edwards trial are counting on testimony from his former aid to build their case against the former presidential candidate. young testified yesterday that he was so intimidated by edwards and his two big money donors that he was, quote, scared for his life. criminal defense attorney holly hughes is here to talk about this. good morning to you. how much can we really believe this guy? his credibility was certainly in question on the stand. he's testifying for the prosecution in hopes of not being prosecuted himself. >> exactly. this is a man who is all about him, randy, the fact that he was even involved in the john edwards campaign, he had to flat out admit that he was in love with the senator, he loved him
and he says things like, well, yeah, if he gets elected president, me and my family are really going to benefit from this. andrew young has a lot of credibility issues, they had to get him to admit na he was involved in a car accident that he covered up. he's trying to save his own hide. he sounds like a scorned lover. it was pretty dramatic in there. >> it's pitiful when that's your star witness. >> the defense team pointed out that andrew young spent nearly $1 million on building his dream home. will he come out and say that he couldn't have spent this money, there was nothing left for him to do. >> essentially what they're doing is attacking this guy's
judgment and his credibility. they're saying you're here pointing fingers that the senator john edwards, but isn't it a fact that you were taking money, you were spending money just on your own, building this $1.5 million dream house for yourself, among other things. so it goes directly to his judgment, his ability to tell the truth and the fact that he's not above doing something a little underhanded himself. so if he's that underhanded is he lying on the stand to save his own hide? >> we could see rielle hunter take the stand in this case. will he help or hinder john edwards case? >> if she shows up and she's all glammed up and looking like the other woman that we expect, right, remember, the majority of his jurors are female and they're going to sit back and go, okay, we just flat out tonight like you, maybe we'll just find you to convict you of.
but if she is humble and she takes the stand and says, yes, i was involved in this man but i fell in love and i had a child and i kept the child. the problem that the prosecution has with this prosecution defense is that how are they going to prove that this money that was given was supposed to be for the campaign and the campaign only and not to be used for other things. and rielle hunter can't really shed any light on that. so it's how she presents herself on the stand, and how much those jurors want to stick it to him for just not being a nice guy as opposed to a criminal act. >> george zimmerman's attorney telling anderson cooper this week that his client had collected more than $200,000 in donations online. that wasn't revealed that when he had this hearing and was
given the bond and now trayvon martin's family wants him back in jail. what does the judge have to consider here? >> the likelihood that that's going to happen is very low because the judge has already made a decision and he made it based on is factors, is he going to be a flight risk, there are certain factors that must be considered. bond is not meant to be set so high that you can't make it. maybe the money was raised after the bond hearing. mark o'mara, the defense attorney for george zimmerman did exactly what he was supposed to do and he argued for a low bond, because even though there is a lot of money there, it is extremely difficult to defend yourself, you have to hire investigators, you don't want all that money tied up in bond. mark o'mara said i didn't know anything about it.
that was strategic that george zimmerman didn't want his brother to testify in his bond hearing, because his brother is the one that set it up. so mark o'mara didn't do anything wrong and quite frankly the prosecution could have subpoenaed his brother to testify at the bond hearing. >> there's a fine line between not lying and not sharing. >> but again, that witness wasn't available. so you know, the defense attorney did his job. >> all right, holly, thank you, you've got a lot in there. >> coming up, he was found stuck in a cactus, look at this little puppy, now thanks to a little help from strangers, cactus jack as he is now being called, how
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so the arizona humane society had to hold a lottery to actually pick his new family. and the lucky winner was sarah messer schmidt. >> this story just was heart wrenching, heart breaking, but the thing that just drew my heart to it was the fact that hoe just kept wagging his tail. >> his new owner is now debating whether or not to change his name. he is just so darn cute. now check out this 200-pound bear dangling from a tree, holding on for dear life, then -- boom, he drops on to a -- he just fell asleep and yep, there he goes. rangers arrived and caused the bear to fall out of the tree safely. and he is just fine.
>> so the calendar says it's almost may, i just want to talk about that bear. i don't want to talk about weather. >> i can't figure how many times i i fell asleep and got shot with a tranquilizer dart. we're going to be seeing two places where we could see rain, one in the ohio valley and one in the plains. high temperatures for the day very cool in parts of the northeast. boston and new york in the 50s and 60s. 85 in dallas, 60 in seattle. now switchi ining subjects with delicacy of a hatchet. we're talking about space mining. i had a chance to speak to an expert just a short while ago about this incredible new technology and this new type of exploration, take a look.
>> it's past time, we should have been doing in 20 years ago. >> we think about mining, we think about mining in pennsylvania, west virginia, maybe even oklahoma. mining in space on ans s astero? >> the asteroid belt is just a bunch of rocks, they're just like the rocks we see here on earth. so rather than drilling holes in the ground to go find precious metals or other things, you can just simply drive up next to one and pull these materials off the surface. >> what types of minerals do we hope to find off these asteroids? >> there's the platinum metals, those are very expensive here on earth. that's a business case to use them for. platinum has industrial uses, in your catalytic converter in your car, so there's clearly a case
for those very valuable metals. and there's another case for things that don't cost that much around here, water, iron, things like that that are incredibly valuable in space because you don't have to launch them from here. >> how far off do you actually see this becoming a reality? >> they could be launching their prospecting satellites in a couple of years. they'll stay in orbit and look at these asteroids and looking at what's there. the mining will probably start in about ten years. if you e're caught speeding and don't pay the fine, you could have your utilities shut off. we'll have more on that. slow down and grill.rd.
♪ right now over me a little aerosmith for you this morning. lots of folks coming together at columbus circle there. looks like it's going to be a beautiful day there in the southwest corner of central park in new york city. lovely day. time now for stories making news across country. if you don't pay a traffic fine, you should buy a red light camera in los cruses, new mexico, if you get a speeding ticket. the city says it is fed up, residents have already begun receiving final warnings. and a school in california is using dogs to help kids learn
to read. teachers say therapy dogs take away to the fear of learning to read because the dog doesn't mind if the kids mess up. >> a recent uc davis study says that kids that read to dogs once a week can help improve their skills. >> good morning, everyone, i'm randi kay, it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast, 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. we start this hour with a standoff near seattle, a man accused of murdering his wife and daughter now holed up in an underground bunker. it's believed that he is is well
armed and the bunker is actually stocked so the police are being cautious and patient. >> it doesn't matter how long it takes, if this takes a day, a month, a week, we're going to wait it out. >> this isn't a hole in the ground, this is a large built up structure and our tactical team smelled the wood smoke before they actually saw it. >> the bodies of kelly's wife and daughter were found on sunday, the house was set on fire, keller has not been seen since. next week marks the one-year anniversary of the killing of osama bin laden. we caught up with leon panetta for his take on that night. >> they said they had confirmed that in fact it had happened. that was the moment that we knew all of the work that had been done was paying off. i think the one thing all of us
feel pretty good about that were involved in this operation is that as a result of what we did, america's safer. >> panetta of course was cia director at the time of the raid on the bin laden compound. senior officials say al qaeda has been marginalized and is in survival mode. there are no known credible threats connected to -- straight into a wet lands area, several miles from the ocean, people gathered along the banks to get a look at this unusual visitors. it's being called the nation's largest community improvement movement some 10,000 volunteers are expected to take part today in the great american cleanup. it's happening in nearly all of the 50 states and including picking up litter and planting trees. f fen -- ten cities will have
large scale trash removal. and a school in indiana is about to get rid of kindergarten and tenth grade and all the other grades. it's called mass customized learning. if this year's test goes well, everyone in the district will use it. >> it sounds really good. it might be hard to get there, it might take a lot of trial and error kind of stuff. >> well, some parents are worried that the new program will mean some kids get left behind. it may be spring, but winter isn't giving up without a bit of a fight. reynolds is checking on that, so i guess it's pretty cold and dreary in some parts? >> definitely the northern rocky where is they could see a foot of snow in some locations. other spots less and some rain
is on the horizon in some places like the great lakes. you can see the chance of severe storms across the ohio valley, great lakes and into the southern plains. northern rockies, rain in the pacific northwest, but plenty of sunshine in the extreme northeast, southeast and parts of the west coast even the great basin with a mix of sun and clouds. in terms of high temperatures, we're going to the 50s and 60s in the northeast. a chance of some thunderstorms could cool you down into the afternoon, 71 in kansas city, 46 in minneapolis. 60s from seattle to portland, san francisco and back to los angeles, 76 your expected high for today. randy, let's toss it back to you. you have heard it, location, location, location, it is critical in real estate. and now one chef says it is just
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base, we're supporting our local chefs and all these things become that natural wheel of the economy. this is important to show that food can be this local sphere that needs to be encouraged. >> what's your advice to people, should they buy little bits of organic foods when they can. >> i subscribe to a -- i get this really amazing abundant box of vegetables. if i went to whole foods, i would probably spend more for that amount of produce, it's local, it's organic, it's not really more expensive. food should be prized food should be more expensive than it probably is. we need to revel in it. food has been compacted down to the lowest common denominator for so long, this is not that, this is the bounty of local. >> these are incredible. but we are seeing a bit of a
trend, the whole farm to table trend, are you seeing that as well? i mean is it still growing? >> it's growing and we tend not to classify ourselves like that. to me, great kitchens and great restaurants are naturally farm to table. they're supportive of their local farmers, they're understanding of the season and that's how they buy. this is not a badge of honor, it's just a choice of great restaurants. >> and it only adds to the health benefits? >> and the carbon footprint impact, and all these things, they all play a toll. i'm not a zealot for these things, i want everybody to make little tiny steps toward the bertment of it all. if you buy just your strawberries local, it could make a big impact. >> what can people do? >> find your local farmer's
market and seeing what they're doing and seeing their excitement over what they're toiling over. farming is never easy, they need our support and they need our dollars. we need to make sure that food is not a precious commodity. >> can you taste the difference when you eat like this? >> those products are hands down so much better. they're dense and they're plump, but they're so moist. >> and you're still seeing a demand in you're restaurant and other restaurants, that people want to eat like this? >> we're not giving them a choice. this is what we buy and this is what we sell. >> i think that's a choice that we have made and people are really, really supportive of it. that's the most important thing for us, is impact on our economy. >> i'll tell you that stuff
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in the depth on this story. a father of a 10-year-old boy with autism secretly taped what he says were teachers bullying his son. listen to this. we spoke with him earlier about why he desired to wire his son. >> when you hear your child in distress and you can't be there to protect him, it's the worst feeling in the world. one of the reasons why i went forward was to one day show him that people care that what they did to him was wrong. in addition to hopefully reaching out and showing what an epidemic bullying is. what was especially vile in this situation was all the children in the class had verbal impairments so none of them could tell their parents. so they just said whatever they wanted, venting on these children. which to me is the ultimate act
of a coward when you pick on someone who can't actually talk back. or fight back. it was a message to me saying help. >> the cherry hill, new jersey school district say none of the teachers involved work for them anymore. one of the accused teachers say the claims against her on disingenuous. we saw that the use of spy equipment by parents isn't as uncommon as you might think. mario armstrong is joining me now to talk about this. good morning. >> you've got your hands on some of these pretty cool gadgets that people are using. by the way, are you recording me right now? anything i need to know? >> i am recording you, but i'm not going to tell the viewers how i'm doing that, we'll reveal that a little bit later in the segment. i'm a parent myself, i have a 9-year-old son christopher. i get concerned about the things that he's doing as well. i'll show you a couple of
things, one of which i actually use. these come from brick house security, you can walk right in and buy these things online anything ranging from 50 bucks on up. this is a range locator. i put in this christopher's back back and i could actually monitor, i could cookie crumb him and see where he's at. >> if i were a parent, i would do that every day. >> $199 is not cheap, then you have to pay a monthly service for the gps fee. but you can also use this for teen driving, you can put this in your car. you get an alert if your child drives over a certain speed limit. so a lot of uses for this smart gps. so teens out there, do what you're supposed to. alarm clocks, this could be for elderly care. this is an alarm clock, and when you plug it in, it works like a
regular what are alarm clock. you can't see very closely. it works, its busses, it shows up just like regular time. >> great for a nanny cam. >> you can't put in in a nanny's room. but it can go into common areas or into your kids r5078. >> glasses? >> yes, these are like total spot. the camera is right here in the front. what's interesting about this pair of glasses is that it can record audio and video separately and you can also shoot images with a touch of a button. >> you want to put those on? >> i don't know if i would really wear them for my style. >> what about this pen? >> yes, the pen. so it looks like a regular pen and it actually -- roll it out here, it actually does write. >> and we know it records. >> we know it records because
you were using in. >> i actually tried this out yesterday on don lemon who was in the newsroom sitting there, check this out. >> you better tell me quick because i'm recording you right now. does that surprise you? >> it's in the ben, it doesn't surprise me, i see the lens. >> it doesn't surprise you? >> what about the whole thing i'm working on it. >> it was a surprise, you blew it. >> why would i be surpriseded? >> i'm turning it around, he's not surprised at all. >> you did great for turning that around. there's no monitor or anything on this device. >> he pointed right at it. >> you were kind of talking to him while you were hoeding a pen. but i have an idea that might have worked a little bit smarter for that situation n my shirt, as you can see this right here, a little black button. it would help if i had other black buttons, but this is a camera inside of this button which actually connects to this device here, that i just plug into it and i have a little
screen so i can actually see. you can put this in your memory cards and things like that. >> now i look at all this, and some of it can be pretty costly. can your iphone and ipad do some of this? >> it becomes obvious unless you're going to situate the phone and maybe cover it with something. the other thing is that you really need to be around it. some of these actually have remote control options, so you don't have to be with the device, you can turn it on and turn it off remotely. i was surprised to find out how many parents are worried about their teens, their elderly parents and people that take care of their kids. and abuse and things like that. women need to be sure. check your car, make sure this thing isn't in your device if you have trouble at home. >> this is software you really
can't see, so if you're really in a bad relationship or a tough relationship, i would look into your computer and uncover whether or not you have any key logging software. what it does is it captures every single stroke and click. and it can remotely e-mail that. so let's say i'm looking at a domestic abuse center to help. and i was scanning stuff. i was a bad husband or something, i could get an e-mail every 30 minutes, what e-mails you're doing, what websites you've been to, or chats, and say, oh, you're trying to find a way to leave me. i would do the same thing that that parent did if there was a problem with my kid at school. it's shocking video. hd, even all the folks said wow.
when cnn folks say wow with video on a pen, that's pretty good. >> look at don, poor don. he'll probably be, oh, yeah i know. he said the only reason he knew something was up because i never talk to him in the newsroom. it is true, but we're busy. >> this is really great that you're showing there serious issue, accessible technology can really save people's lives. i love my teachers, but, hey, bad apples, we got to get them out. >> mario, this was fantastic. >> it helps a lot of people. coming up next hour, more of our focus on food. i'll talk to the author of a controversial new children's book, vegan is love, a lesson meant to keep kids meat free. that's ahead in our 10:00 hour. i'll be back at the top of the hour, "your bottom line with christine romans" starts right now. sho y